Imposter Nurse – The Beginning

Imposter Nurse a true storyAfter Angie, her husband, and their 4 children were settled into their new home in the quiet little New England town in the summer of 1973, she started missing the job she had left at their former location many miles away. She had been so occupied with selling a home, buying a home, moving, settling the older children in new schools, finding new doctors and dentists, and learning her way around the new territory that she hadn’t thought much about looking for a job.  But once they were into a routine, with the oldest children in school, and the youngest with playmates right next door, she realized that she missed interacting with the patients she had cared for when she as a nursing assistant on the evening shift at a hospital near their prior home.

She had many wonderful experiences there, working with very professional and caring nurses and aides. Some of the patients she met during that time made a lasting impression on her. As much as Angie enjoyed the time she spent with her children, she also liked being able to interact with other adults.  She wasn’t one who liked to join clubs but working part-time in a field where she felt she belonged, while supplementing the family income, made her feel like she was making a contribution. The time had arrived for her to start reading the want-ads in the local paper. She knew that working the 3 PM to 11 PM shift at a hospital would not make sense, as she no longer had reliable the help that her parents had provided to take care of the children until her husband got home from work in the evening.  But she thought that it might be possible to find a position in a nursing home where the hours she could comfortably work would be acceptable.  Although the Main Street Nursing Home was looking for part-time help on the 3 PM to 11 PM shift, she decided to ask if management there might consider hiring her from 6 PM to 11 PM.  She had worked in nursing homes previously, and she knew that was when the residents needed the most help. If she could work those hours, she wouldn’t have to leave home until after her husband had returned from work and the family had dinner together.  When she called to ask for an interview, she decided not to mention the hours she would prefer. That would come later.

The Main Street Nursing Home was located in the center of the small town. Angie remembered seeing it when she and the children had visited the Town Library shortly after they arrived there.  It was a lovely old New England home, white with black shutters and set way back from the road with an oval driveway in front, and large trees surrounding it. The wrap-around porch gave the large home a stately look. When Angie drove up for her interview, she noticed that there was an addition to the side of the home that was not easily seen from the street due to the many trees and hedges in front.

After she parked the car and opened the door, stepped out and saw a dime on the ground. She picked up the dime, smiled and held it thinking that she probably was meant to be there. She said, “In God We Trust,” to herself as she remembered her former patient, Bill. He was a young man who had returned from war with stomach trouble that he thought was a result of the poor diet he had eaten during the time he was deployed. However, when the problems persisted, he learned that his stomach trouble was really caused by cancer.  By the time the cancer was discovered, there is very little that could be done for him, but he was willing to try the various chemotherapy drugs recommended by the doctors who were treating him, even though they all made him extremely sick.  The way in which the young man accepted his fate, with tremendous faith in God, was something Angie had rarely witnessed in those she had cared for.

When Bill was first admitted, it was expected that he would die within weeks. However, to the surprise of everyone, he survived for many more months.  In all of that time, his demeanor never changed.   He was most grateful for anything that anyone did for him, always using the words please and thank you.  Angie was not the only one who thought Bill was a very special young man.  All of the others working on that floor were quick to respond when his call light went on.  The nurses who were responsible for giving him his pain medication tried to get to his room before he had to ask for it because they were all aware that he didn’t like to ask. If the usual nurses were not available and a different nurse was on the floor, the others were quick to let her know when his pain medication was due.

When an older man across the hall from Bill noticed that the nurses seemed to spend extra time in his room, he complained to Angie one day about the younger guy getting so much attention.  He wondered what the heck was so special about him.  At first, Angie didn’t know how to respond.  It really wasn’t right to talk to one patient about another, but it appeared to her that the older man was jealous of the attention that Bill was getting, and she wanted to let him know that he need not be.  She reasoned that if they had both been patients in a semi-private room, they would know just about everything about each other’s condition, so she took a deep breath and walked to the door and closed it before turning toward the man to tell him about Bill’s situation.

“I really shouldn’t be talking about other patients,” she started, “but since you asked, I guess I should tell you.  When he first came in, he had a lot of company.  He was a basketball player in a local high school before he joined the Army and went to Vietnam, so a lot of people know him.  I don’t know if people got tired of visiting or if they just didn’t like seeing him getting so sick, but most of them have stopped visiting.  Seems like only his parents and sister visit now.  I guess that is one of the reasons that we feel like we should spend more time with him. He is only 23 years old, and he’s going to die soon.  He has tried everything the doctors have offered, but we just don’t know yet how to cure stomach cancer.  I’m not sure that any of us feel sorry for him as much as we are kind of in awe of him, because he really never complains.”

“Oh! My God! I had no idea!” the older man exclaimed, and thoughtfully followed with, “I’m glad you told me.  I think I needed to know that.”  For the remainder of the time that he was a patient, he asked what kind of a day Bill was having. Angie thought that breaking protocol was perhaps not a bad idea at times.  But she didn’t tell the other patient about the condition of Bill’s body after he lost so much weight that there was little flesh on his bones.  She didn’t think she could adequately portray how much his body had been ravaged or how much pain he endured, anyway.  The nurses worked constantly to keep bedsores under control by changing his positions frequently and putting fresh dressings on his wounds, and they all admitted to each other that his condition broke their hearts.

Instead of going to the break room when she had time for a break, Angie chose to visit with Bill, with the hope that some of his acceptance of the Lord’s will would rub off on her.  Sometimes she simply sat with him while he watched something on television or dozed off for a few minutes.  He thanked her for doing so.  One evening when he requested a cola drink, Angie discovered that there wasn’t any in the refrigerator on their floor, so she went to the break room and bought one for him from the machine.  When she brought it to him, he noticed that it was in the type of cup that comes out of a vending machine, rather than the usual hospital cups.  He asked her if she had bought it, and she acknowledged that she had done so because there wasn’t any available in their refrigerator.  He told her that wasn’t right, and he should pay for it.  She said that was nonsense.  They went back and forth for a few minutes when he declared that she had to at least take a dime out of his drawer, because his mother always told his sister that a girl should always have a dime on her, in case she needed to make a phone call.  Angie thought that was the sweetest reason to accept a dime. She thanked him and put it in her pocket, thinking that it was the kind of gift she would always treasure.

Bill died shortly after that.  She felt that she was most privileged to have been one of the last people to be with him before he drew his last breath.  It was a profound loss to everyone who cared for him. For many days there were no new patients in his room, which seemed to make his absence even more profound.  Angie believed that he was with the Lord, but she felt that she would be comforted if she would receive some kind of sign of confirmation, so she prayed that one would be given to her.  A short time later, she was on her way into the hospital with another nurse one day when she spotted a dime on the steps.  She stopped abruptly declaring, “That’s mine.”   As she bent to pick it up her thoughts were of Bill, and she smiled.  She looked at the words, “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the dime, and she smiled again.  It seemed like a sign… a reminder that although there were many things she didn’t understand, she knew that God was in charge, and she needed to trust.  The other nurse remarked that she never saw anyone so happy to find a dime. Angie felt that was her own personal connection, so she didn’t have any desire to explain her reaction.

As time went by, she noticed that she often found a dime here, and a dime there. Perhaps she had found money in the past, but she couldn’t remember ever finding dimes so easily. After a while, she didn’t find them as frequently, but it seemed that every time she was feeling troubled by something, or had a difficult decision to make, a dime would land in her path.  She would think that a girl should always have a dime on her, and that she needed to keep trusting in God.  Of all the patients she had cared for when she worked there and at other hospitals, Bill was by far the most spiritual one she had ever encountered.

With the newfound dime in her pocket, she approached the nursing home believing that she would get the job if God wanted her to.

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Imposter Nurse – A New Book by Denise Crompton

Imposter Nurse a true storyDenise Crompton, author of “Diagnosis: Rare Disease” has released a novel based on her real-life experience decades ago in New England.  Imposter Nurse is riveting story of a woman named Angie. After moving with her family and getting settled into a quiet, little New England town, Angie feels the desire to go back to work. Her search concludes at the Main Street Nursing Home where she gets hired to work the evening shift. She soon meets fellow nurse Lorraine, and, right from the start, everything she encounters with this caretaker just doesn’t seem right. Before long, Angie is at odds with Lorraine and from there the story takes on several twists and surprises.

This is the second book from author Denise Crompton. She is the author of the five-star rated book Diagnosis: Rare Disease. Both books are publications of All Star Press – Books That Change Lives.

Imposter Nurse is currently only available through the Kindle Store on Amazon.

“Flight 3272” Book Available

Flight3272Flight 3272 
January 9, 1997. The day my life changed, but God brought me through. 

Family survivor Vanessa Davis tells the true story of losing her husband, Geoffrey, on their 15th wedding anniversary, in the plane crash of Comair flight #3272 on January 9, 1997 in Monroe, Michigan.  Geoffrey was killed, along with 28 other people, in the only domestic, commercial airline crash of 1997.

Vanessa’s life could have resulted in anger and despair, but instead she details how she overcame her tremendous grief. This is her story, about a life of triumph, and it will inspire you.

Flight 3272: January 9, 1997 is published in digital format by All Star Press – Books that Change Lives.  

About the Author

“Courageous, Strong and Anointed” best describes this powerful women of God. Vanessa Davis is a dedicated mother of two with adult sons Geoffrey and Joshua. Vanessa’s love for family and The Lord has conquered fear, pain, and loss. Vanessa is the widow of Minister of Music, Geoffrey A. Davis, Sr. 

The tragic and sudden death of her husband could have resulted in defeat, but instead, she RAN towards God, not away from Him. 

Vanessa Davis is a 1998 Graduate of Word of Faith International Christian Center’s Pistis School of Ministry. Vanessa’s Heart is to put people on notice that God never fails, and He loves us and wants the very best for us all.

Related Book

“Angel Gabriel – A True Story” by Joy LaPlante is another story related to the crash of Comair flight 3272.

“Angel Gabriel – A True Story” Translated into Portuguese

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tarpon Springs, FL, October 31, 2013 — Angel Gabriel, the true story in the aftermath of Comair crash 3272, was penned by Michigan resident Joy LaPlante and released in e-book format earlier this summer.  The amazing story, which recounts LaPlante’s experiences following that aviation crash, has now been translated into Portuguese.

LaPlante was approached by a reader of her book who was so taken by the story that she offered to translate the work into her native language.

Angel Gabriel, a true story by author Joy LaPlante“I sent an email to Joy saying that I was willing to translate her story into the Portuguese language free of charge,” explained translator Isabel L. Soares.  “I did this because I knew in my heart that she was genuine, that she was not doing this for the money and because her main reason to write this story was to bring hope, joy and peace to people’s hearts.”

“I do not follow any religion, but so what?” continued Soares. “I believe there is only one God, the God that was willing to once again answer my prayers and to help me bring healing to all those whose life I touch daily.”

The true story of Angel Gabriel (or Anjo Gabriel in Portuguese) begins on January 9, 1997.  LaPlante’s book tells about the events following the only major, commercial airline crash in the United States in 1997. Originally written and self-published in 1999 by author Joy LaPlante, “Angel Gabriel – A True Story” was picked up by publishing house All Star Press, updated, and re-released in all e-book formats.

“When I wrote the book, I just sat down and wrote it,” explained Joy.  “I just told the story of my experience with the Angel Gabriel.  I never thought in a million years I would write a book and become a published author.  It is just something that happened.  I am just a simple woman who told my story, in my own words, to help spread the message.”

The Portuguese edition of “Angel Gabriel – A True Story” is titled “Anjo Gabriel – Uma Historia Real” and is available only through the Kindle store from leading retailer Amazon.com. The book includes the English version as a bonus and is offered at the introductory price of only $3.47.

About All Star Press publishing house

All Star Press is a print and digital publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida with a specialization in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of 12 books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Getting Seen.” The firm publishes in both print and e-book formats. Learn more at www.allstarpress.com.

 

“Angel Gabriel – A True Story” Released in E-Book Formats

Angel Gabriel the bookIt was the beginning of the New Year, 1997. Outside of her home in Monroe, Michigan, it was cold, windy and snowing. Inside, Joy LaPlante was counting her blessings for a warm house and thinking how glad she was that she didn’t have to go outside.  Joy was startled by the sound of my phone ringing. It was her good friend Honey.

 “Joy, did you hear what happened?” “No. What?” she answered.

“I turned on my police scanner,” Honey continued, her voice serious. “Joy, there has been a plane crash!”

Joy felt her heart sink as Honey continued.  “They’re saying it’s in a field in Ida.”

They listened to what was being said on the scanner and could hear a fireman’s voice quivering as he spoke.  “We don’t know what kind of plane this is, but it looks like a disaster.”

The fireman spoke again, “Call in Petersburg, Deerfield and Monroe. Put everybody else on standby, we’re going to need help. We need to find out what type of plane this was, and how many were on.”

Two weeks later on the night of January 23, Joy felt the presence of someone standing over her, watching her.  She was afraid to open her eyes for fear of what she would see.  Joy just knew if she opened her eyes there would be someone standing there looking at her.  She laid there thinking, maybe it was the spirit of her grandmother or grandfather, but somehow she knew it wasn’t.  She started saying The Lord’s Prayer and then started praying that whatever was there would go away.

However, just then, with her eyes closed, Joy saw the most beautiful face she had ever seen. His eyes were as blue as the sky on a day full of sunshine with no clouds.  The blue part of his eyes had purple running through it and gold flecks that sparkled.  At first, she just stared at his eyes in total awe.

Then she realized her eyes were open, and the feeling of love was overwhelming.  So overwhelming in fact, that Joy thought her chest and heart were going to explode.  She was no longer scared.  She looked at him and said “Hello.”

This is true story in the aftermath of ComAir crash 3272, the only major, commercial airline crash in the United States in 1997. Originally written and self-published in 1999 by author Joy LaPlante, “Angel Gabriel – A True Story” has been updated to be re-released in all e-book formats by publishing house All Star Press. The release date was Monday, June 24, 2013.

Book reviewers and bloggers should contact the publisher at allstarpress@verizon.net to request a copy for review.

Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns Book Released for 2013

Keeneland 2013 Trainer Book

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A new horse racing guide “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns – 2013 spring meet edition,” which profiles the most successful horsemen that race in Kentucky, is now available in all e-book formats , including for the popular Kindle eReader. It is the most recent publication of publishing house All Star Press.

 

Written by author and handicapper Art Parker, “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” evaluates the tendencies of successful trainers at the prestigious horse racing meet in Lexington, KY which begins Friday, April 5th. In all Parker dissects the 103 horse trainers who have saddled two or more winners at Keeneland Racecourse over the past six race meets.

 

This new handicapping and horse racing e-book has been released just in time for the upcoming Keeneland spring meet, which opens Friday April 5. The handicapping guide has been expanded to cover more trainers than ever before. It also includes alphabetical and numerical lists of every winning trainer over the past six meets dating back to the spring of 2010.

 

We published this informational book in a user-friendly format that could be read on any eReader, smart phone or Tablet device,” explained Rich Nilsen, President of All Star Press and founder of the educational horse racing site, AGameofSkill.com. “That way, any horse racing fan can have this book’s information right at their fingertips through the mobile device of their choice. If you are at Keeneland or your local track/OTB, and you are handicapping the Keeneland races, you can easily look up any trainer. You can see how they’ve won in the past, and if the horse they are running today fits a similar profile.”

 

Utilizing his personal handicapping database, author Art Parker analyzed the winning trainers at the Keeneland meets over the past three years to uncover familiar winning patterns. The belief, which is held by many successful horse racing handicappers, is that trainers follow similar patterns when winning.

 

“Only 47 trainers have accounted for nearly 70 percent of the winners since 2010,” explained Nilsen. “Knowing how these trainers win is critical to selecting winners at Keeneland.”

 

“Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” includes several bonus handicapping articles: “You Learn More When You Lose than When You Win,” “What’s Your Handicapping Routine?” “The Key Factor that handicappers need to know about the All-weather Surface” and an analysis of the “Turf to Synthetic surface switch.”

 

“Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns – 2013 spring meet edition” has just become available in all e-book formats, including PDF, and is available through retailers such as Amazon.com for the Kindle eReader and Kindle Fire. It is the only handicapping book specifically about Keeneland that is available to Kindle users.

 

To learn more about “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns” interested horse racing fans can visit www.agameofskill.com. Click here to download the book instantly to any PC or mobile device.

Another FREE Kindle book this week from All Star Press

Spanish Grief recovery bookTake advantage of the Spanish edition of “The Road to Recovery: Overcoming and Moving Beyond Your Grief” in the Amazon Kindle Store now through the end of day, Saturday, June 30th.

Written for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, “The Road to Recovery” gives life-changing advice to help sufferers move on and pick up their lives.

“El Camino a la Recuperacion” by Rich Nilsen is FREE through Amazon. There is no Kindle eReader required as the Amazon Cloud service allows members to read books online.

 

Life-changing Book Available Free for the Kindle this week

The House That Richard Built

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Tarpon Springs, FL (i-newswire) June 25, 2012 — Kentucky Pastor James D. Smith was raised by a man that, at first, he wanted nothing to do with. A carpenter named Richard became James’ step father at a young age, and over time he won over his young son. In the process Richard used his carpentry skills to teach James vital life lessons.

“I wrote my book for anyone who ever sets out to build something special,” explained author James Smith. “Everyone is building something in life but most of us could use a little help.  This book is meant to share a little help.”

The story of James’ upbringing, entitled “The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son,” is now available for the popular Kindle eReader and it can be downloaded free for three days, starting Monday, June 25. It is available exclusively through Amazon.com for the Kindle eReader, Kindle App, and online through the Kindle Cloud.

“I read this book on a coast-to-coast flight,” explained Rich Nilsen, President of All Star Press.  “My goal is to publish books that can change lives. I was so impressed with the numerous life lessons that Richard taught his step son James that I had to publish this book.”

We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. The question for all of us is “do we have the right type of tools and instruction to build the life we want?” You can learn about these power tools for life in the new e-book “The House that Richard Built” by author James D. Smith.

Our lives are always under construction. This book is the power tool you need to ensure that you build an awesome house, not just for you but also for your friends and loved ones. Author James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, James has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find both useful and refreshing.

“In the Book of Jeremiah, God has told us that He has plans for us: plans to prosper us, plans to give us hope and a future,” explained Smith.

With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.

“The House that Richard Built” takes readers on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter. Some of the things you will learn in this powerful life guide: What it means to: measure twice and cut once, what to do when the roof comes crashing down, how to ensure you’re building on the right foundation, how to focus so you hit the nails, and more.

“The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son” is available free through the Amazon.com Kindle store Monday through Wednesday of this week.

About All Star Press

All Star Press is a publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida that specializes in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of seven books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Call in a Noisy World.” The organization helps independent authors market and publish their books in both print and the latest electronic formats. Learn more at www.allstarpress.com.

 

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“The House that Richard Built” New from All Star Press

The House That Richard Built

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All Star Press, Books That Change Lives, is proud to release the ebook version of “The House That Richard Built.” This is a powerful book from James D. Smith that details the life lessons he learned as the son of a carpenter. It is available exclusively through Amazon.com for the Kindle eReader, Kindle App, and online through the Kindle Cloud.*

It’s true that we are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. Do we have the right type of tools and instruction to build the life we want? You can learn about these power tools for life in the new e-book “The House that Richard Built” by author James D. Smith, a regular contributor to the blog here on AllStarPress.com

God has told us that He has “plans for you: plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11)

If God has these great plans for you, wouldn’t you want to build the awesome things that He has in store? The House that Richard Built will take you on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter! Some of the things you will learn in this powerful life guide: What it means to “measure twice and cut once,” what to do when the roof comes crashing down, how to ensure you’re building on the right foundation, how to focus so you hit the nails, and much more! Lessons you will learn in The House That Richard Built include:

  • Start with a plan
  • The foundation must be strong
  • Measure twice, cut once
  • While it was still dark
  • Focus on the nail
  • No pain, no gain
  • If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right
  • You can’t do it all
  • You can’t judge a “house” by its cover
  • Nothing survives the fire!
  • Book sense but no common sense
  • People do you wrong, do right anyway
  • When the roof comes crashing down
  • Gone fishin!

It’s your life that’s always under construction. This book is the power tool you need to ensure that you build an awesome house, not just for you but also for your friends and loved ones! Author James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, he has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find both useful and refreshing.

With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.

Download “The House that Richard Built” today and share it with your friends. You will not regret the day you learned the lessons of a carpenter.

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